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Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 5, 2020.
Civil unrest due to the nationwide George Floyd protests drove Twitter to a record number of new installs this week, according to data from two app store intelligence firms, Apptopia and Sensor Tower. While the firms’ exact findings differed in terms of the total number of new downloads or when records were broken, the firms agreed that Twitter’s app had its largest-ever week, globally.
For example, according to Sensor Tower, Twitter saw just over 1 million installs on Monday, making it the day with